Ingela Brimberg studied at the Opera Academy in Göteborg, Sweden. After having sung mezzo roles like Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia and Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro, Ingela Brimberg made her soprano debut singing Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail 2003. She then went on to roles such as Tosca, Amelia in Un ballo in Maschera and the title role of Aida, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and the title roles of Jenufa and Katja Kabanova, mainly singing in Sweden.
Other important roles she has on her repertoire are Salome in the opera with the same name by Strauss, which she has sung at Teatro Verdi in Trieste and in Gothenburg Opera/Sweden, and Valentine in Les Huguenots, with which she made her debut at La Monnaie in Brussels (staged by Olivier Py and conducted by Marc Minkowski, and named the best production of year 2011 in Opernwelt).
Ms Brimberg made her debut at the Royal Opera in Stockholm in the spring 2013 as Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes and the same year she sang a sensational first Senta under the baton of maestro Minkowski in concert performances in France, Austria and Spain (released on CD by Naïve).
Later seasons have included the title role of Elektra (Strauss), in a spectacular production signed La Fura dels Baus in Umeå (European Capital of Cutlure) and in Kassel, Germany. She has also sung Leonore in Fidelio in concert at the Verbier Festival and has appeared as Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia at Deutsche Oper, Elettra in Idomeneo at Opéra de Lyon. At the Danish National Opera she portrayed the title role of Manon Lescaut by Puccini. Senta in Der fliegende Holländer is a role that she has portrayed in a row of different productions and settings; for example in Vienna/Theater an der Wien, Köln and Luxembourg. She has also appeared as Tosca in several productions, mainly in Scandinavia but also in Germany.
Last season Ingela portrayed a host of different characters; Elettra in Idomeneo in Göteborg/Sweden, Senta in Holländer in both Madrid – Teatro Real, and in Berlin - Deutsche Oper. And in between, she could be seen and heard in the title role of Elektra by Strauss in Kassel. During summer of 2017 she portrayed the role of Chrysothemis in the same opera - in concert, at Verbier Festival.
Ms Brimberg has had the opportunity to work together with some of the finest conductors; Marc Minkowski, Donald Runnicles, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Daniel Harding, Francois-Xavier Roth, Leif Segerstam, Sakari Oramo, Pablo Heras-Casado, to name some of them.
The coming season starts off with a huge project at Theater an det Wien; portraying, for the first time, Brünnhilde, in an adaption of the Nibelungen Ring.